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We created the ideal NHL goalie: Bobrovsky’s butterfly, Rinne’s glove and more

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Today’s NHL is loaded with skill and talent up and down the ice. But what would the perfect player look like? Using the attributes of current NHL stars, we set out to create the perfect forward, defenseman and goaltender. We complete the series here by building the ultimate goaltender from......
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Will the Death of George Floyd Mark a Time of Reckoning in Hockey?

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ken Campbell, The Hockey News Reading Braden Holtby’s statement on racism Wednesday morning makes me wonder exactly what he’ll say once he finds the words. The Washington Capitals goalie and Stanley Cup champion prefaced his statement on social media Wednesday......
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NHL Viewers Club: ‘Nice Guys Finish First’ on ‘Full House’

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With the 2019-20 NHL season on pause because of the coronavirus pandemic (here’s the latest update on where things stand), we’ve started the NHL Viewers Club, highlighting the most rewatchable games from this season — such as when EBUG David Ayres beat the Maple Leafs — along with some cool......
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Sidney Crosby: George Floyd Killing ‘Cannot Be Ignored’

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Final NHL rookie rankings: Top 10 and who should win the Calder Trophy

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This NHL season provided one of the more compelling, back-and-forth rookie races I can remember — and between two defensemen, no less. Quinn Hughes and Cale Makar were the first two defensemen in the modern era to finish first and second in the rookie scoring race. They each walked directly......
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NHL Awards Watch: Likely finalists, hipster picks, unfair snubs

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When NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced the “return to play” postseason tournament format, he declared that the regular season was considered completed as of March 11, the day before the league shut down for the coronavirus pandemic. While there was some brief confusion about where statistics from the qualification round......
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Creating the ultimate NHL defenseman: Skating ability, stick work, shot and more

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Today’s NHL is loaded with skill and talent up and down the ice. But what would the perfect player look like? Using the attributes of current NHL stars, we set out to create the perfect forward, defenseman and goaltender. We continue the series here by building the ultimate defenseman from......
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Building the perfect NHL forward: Best skills, attributes

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Today’s NHL is loaded with skill and talent up and down the ice. But what would the perfect player look like? Using the attributes of current NHL stars, we set out to create the perfect forward, defenseman and goaltender. We start the series here by building the ultimate forward from......
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Rangers K’Andre Miller mad over racist remarks

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New York Rangers prospect K’Andre Miller addressed the racist treatment he received while being introduced to the team’s fans earlier this year, saying it was another example of his challenge to be accepted as a black hockey player. “I struggle because I’ve never been fully accepted by either the black......
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The Making of ‘Miracle’: An Oral History

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SI – For more and to sign up click here The Hockey News “Do you believe in miracles?” Perhaps no phrase is as synonymous with hockey as the one Al Michaels exclaimed in the closing moments of the 1980 Winter Olympics game between the United States and the Soviet Union.......
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Angela Ruggiero: ‘Shocking’ that more women aren’t NHL execs, coaches

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Angela Ruggiero is a Hockey Hall of Famer, a successful businessperson and a respected former member of the International Olympic Committee. She will add “head coach” to that biography next summer as one of the inaugural group of eight bench bosses for 3ICE, an innovative 3-on-3 hockey league scheduled to......
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MLB is having a tougher time returning than NBA, NHL. What’s baseball’s problem?

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The seasons of three of the top four American team sports were thrown into uncertain stasis by the coronavirus pandemic, a stunning turn of events that we’ve been dealing with for 2½ months now. As the weeks have passed and the country has ever-so-tentatively begun to reopen, Major League Baseball,......
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The NHL’s coronavirus pause: Players, coaches offer opinions on return-to-play format

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It has been 81 days since the NHL hit the pause button on the 2019-20 season because of the coronavirus pandemic. As the cancellations and postponements around the world of sports continue, there also have been continuous nuggets of new information regarding the potential resumption of the season, the draft,......
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Patrice Bergeron Isn’t Taking Anything for Granted in Boston

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ryan Kennedy, The Hockey News When hockey stopped, the Boston Bruins were the best team in the NHL. Whenever hockey gets rolling again, the Bruins will likely remain as one of the favorites to win the Stanley Cup. Boston has......
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NHL Plans to Test Players for COVID-19 Daily if Games Resume

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press Nick Foligno watches Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s coronavirus briefings and appreciates the value of the information. It is part of the reason the Columbus captain supports NHL players undergoing daily testing if the season resumes. “Testing is a......
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Where every sport stands in coronavirus comeback planning

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The Post’s Ryan Dunleavy provides a status report on how all of the different sports are handling their COVID-19 comeback planning: NHL Current status: Suspended since March 12, when all teams had 11-14 regular-season games remaining. Restart situation: An approved 24-team playoff to be clustered in two hub cities, with......
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Making the Case for the Avs as Stanley Cup Champs

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